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Realtor Safety Week kicks off Sept. 11

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The third annual Realtor Safety Week is slated for Sept. 11-17, the National Association of Realtors said today. Safety is a big concern for Realtors in the wake of reports of shootings of agents working in the field. A recent NAR survey showed that more than 54 percent of all respondents reported that they had experienced safety concerns, incidents or harassing situations on the job. The purpose of Realtor Safety Week is to promote learning and discussion among Realtors about the safety challenges they face, and offering possible solutions to high-risk situations and dealing with unexpected danger. NAR established Realtor Safety Week in 2003 to promote safety awareness among its members and to provide training resources that can be used year round. NAR's more than 1,600 state and local Realtor associations have been encouraged to support this effort in their communities with the assistance of a specially designed Realtor Safety Week Kit provided to them by NAR in late July. "The...